Tag Archives: Joe Paul Kroll

“What People Gladly Accept Cannot Be the Truth”

Hans Blumenberg’s latest in English is now available from Cornell University Press. It’s Rigorism of Truth: ‘Moses the Egyptian’ and Other Writings on Freud and Arendt. The excellent work of translator Joe Paul Kroll deserves mention.

The quotation that heads this post is from one of a few short pieces called “thematically related texts” included in this collection. In light of “alternative facts,” “fake news,” “truthiness,” and a few other linguistic markers for our time, Blumenberg’s statements about truth can find a new, fertile context in which to make an impact.

Rigorism

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A Gift of Translation

Joe Paul Kroll is offering up translations of Hans Blumenberg’s works at another blog.  Translators are generally underappreciated, and here we have a translator who is not complaining, but offering up his labor to the public.